GIS News

GeoPlanner’s Suitability Modeler is now part of the Web AppBuilder

Jun 30 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  3d 3d gis alternatives analysis & geoprocessing apps

Imagine if, in a few clicks, you could answer multiple-factor spatial questions like Where are the areas on low angled slopes, in shrubby vegetation and are far from roads? What if you could do that and emphasize the importance of one … Continue reading


What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps arcgis 10.5.1 arcgis enterprise arcgis enterprise 10.5.1 arcgis platform

Building a foundation for success When Esri introduced ArcGIS Enterprise last December, we unveiled a flexible server software for mapping and analytics that allows you to easily manage your location-enabled data and bring a browser-based GIS into your infrastructure. ArcGIS … Continue reading


ArcGIS Runtime 100.1 is now available!

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  app developers apps arcgis runtime sdk arcgis runtime sdk for .net arcgis runtime sdk for android

We are pleased to announce that ArcGIS Runtime 100.1, also known as “Update 1″, is now live!  Don’t let the version number mislead you, this is a very exciting and significant release. In November 2016 we first launched version 100.0 as … Continue reading


ArcGIS Pro at the 2017 Esri User Conference

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  2017 user conference arcgis desktop arcgis pro esriuc

The 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA is only a couple weeks away. The UC is the largest gathering of desktop GIS users in the world. There are many presentations and events covering hundreds of topics. Here’s a … Continue reading


What’s New in Esri Vector Basemaps (June 2017)

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis content arcgis online basemaps community basemaps community maps

With our latest update to the Esri Vector Basemaps, we’ve continued to update data and expand coverage of the maps, released a new suite of maps and layers in GCS WGS84, and provided the option to use the vector basemaps … Continue reading


What’s New in World Imagery Basemap (June 2017)

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis online basemaps community maps digitalglobe imagery

As part of the June release of ArcGIS Online, we have enhanced the World Imagery basemap with new imagery from DigitalGlobe and others in the GIS user community. The updates for June feature new and improved high-resolution imagery for Alaska, … Continue reading


What’s New in ArcMap 10.5.1

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis desktop arcmap

ArcMap 10.5.1 is a quality improvement release focused on increasing performance and fixing bugs. Improvements include Enhancements to the Slope and Aspect tools in the Spatial Analyst extension and the Raster Surface toolset in the 3D Analyst extension. Updates to … Continue reading


Google Earth, class is now in session

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  education google earth maps

So much of what students learn in the classroom—from social studies to history, science and literature—relates to a geographic place on Earth. Recently, we announced a new version of Google Earth, and since then, educators have been telling us what a valuable tool Google Earth is for their students. They use the “I’m feeling lucky” feature to inspire writing exercises, do research exercises with Knowledge Cards, and explore satellite imagery and cloud strata with their students. Now, to make it even easier for teachers to use Google Earth in the classroom, we’ve created a new “Education” category in the Voyager section, which includes new stories—complete with classroom activities—from National Geographic Society, PBS Education, HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue.

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Just click the new "Education" category on the Voyager homepage for new stories, complete with classroom activities for teachers

The National Geographic Society stories take students on adventures following explorers through the Middle East, India, and coral reefs. To supplement the experience, National Geographic Society created idea for activities that highlight a range of geographical concepts, such as interpreting land forms and comparing map projections.

With PBS Education, classrooms can go back in time and track the paths of famous explorers, from Lewis and Clark to the Vikings. As students follow along, they, in turn, become modern-day explorers.

HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue created Voyager stories more geared towards science and math. With HHMI Biointeractive, students join “Scientists at Work” as they investigate important problems, from endangered coral reefs to the Ebola outbreak. And Mission Blue’s story teaches students about the unique oceanographic conditions of Costa Rica thermal dome. Short videos and questions embedded in the stories will help guide students with their own scientific research.

Educators everywhere can find classroom activities (created by teachers, for teachers) at our new Google Earth Education website, and easily share locations and stories directly to Google Classroom. In addition, this week Google Earth will become an Additional Service for Google for Education users, which can be managed by IT administrators through the Google Admin console.

Google Earth was built to inspire curious minds to explore, learn and care about our vast, fragile planet. With these updates, we’re excited to make it easier for the next generation to see the world from a new perspective.


Google Earth, class is now in session

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  education google earth maps

So much of what students learn in the classroom—from social studies to history, science and literature—relates to a geographic place on Earth. Recently, we announced a new version of Google Earth, and since then, educators have been telling us what a valuable tool Google Earth is for their students. They use the “I’m feeling lucky” feature to inspire writing exercises, do research exercises with Knowledge Cards, and explore satellite imagery and cloud strata with their students. Now, to make it even easier for teachers to use Google Earth in the classroom, we’ve created a new “Education” category in the Voyager section, which includes new stories—complete with classroom activities—from National Geographic Society, PBS Education, HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue.

The National Geographic Society stories take students on adventures following explorers through the Middle East, India, and coral reefs. To supplement the experience, National Geographic Society created idea for activities that highlight a range of geographical concepts, such as interpreting land forms and comparing map projections.

With PBS Education, classrooms can go back in time and track the paths of famous explorers, from Lewis and Clark to the Vikings. As students follow along, they, in turn, become modern-day explorers.

HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue created Voyager stories more geared towards science and math. With HHMI Biointeractive, students join “Scientists at Work” as they investigate important problems, from endangered coral reefs to the Ebola outbreak. And Mission Blue’s story teaches students about the unique oceanographic conditions of Costa Rica thermal dome. Short videos and questions embedded in the stories will help guide students with their own scientific research.

Educators everywhere can find classroom activities (created by teachers, for teachers) at our new Google Earth Education website, and easily share locations and stories directly to Google Classroom. In addition, this week Google Earth will become an Additional Service for Google for Education users, which can be managed by IT administrators through the Google Admin console.

Google Earth was built to inspire curious minds to explore, learn and care about our vast, fragile planet. With these updates, we’re excited to make it easier for the next generation to see the world from a new perspective.


Google Earth, class is now in session

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  google earth maps

So much of what students learn in the classroom—from social studies to history, science and literature—relates to a geographic place on Earth. Recently, we announced a new version of Google Earth, and since then, educators have been telling us what a valuable tool Google Earth is for their students. They use the “I’m feeling lucky” feature to inspire writing exercises, do research exercises with Knowledge Cards, and explore satellite imagery and cloud strata with their students. Now, to make it even easier for teachers to use Google Earth in the classroom, we’ve created a new “Education” category in the Voyager section, which includes new stories—complete with classroom activities—from National Geographic Society, PBS Education, HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue.

Edu-category600px.gif
Just click the new "Education" category on the Voyager homepage for new stories, complete with classroom activities for teachers

The National Geographic Society stories take students on adventures following explorers through the Middle East, India, and coral reefs. To supplement the experience, National Geographic Society created idea for activities that highlight a range of geographical concepts, such as interpreting land forms and comparing map projections.

With PBS Education, classrooms can go back in time and track the paths of famous explorers, from Lewis and Clark to the Vikings. As students follow along, they, in turn, become modern-day explorers.

HHMI Biointeractive and Mission Blue created Voyager stories more geared towards science and math. With HHMI Biointeractive, students join “Scientists at Work” as they investigate important problems, from endangered coral reefs to the Ebola outbreak. And Mission Blue’s story teaches students about the unique oceanographic conditions of Costa Rica thermal dome. Short videos and questions embedded in the stories will help guide students with their own scientific research.

Educators everywhere can find classroom activities (created by teachers, for teachers) at our new Google Earth Education website, and easily share locations and stories directly to Google Classroom. In addition, this week Google Earth will become an Additional Service for Google for Education users, which can be managed by IT administrators through the Google Admin console.

Google Earth was built to inspire curious minds to explore, learn and care about our vast, fragile planet. With these updates, we’re excited to make it easier for the next generation to see the world from a new perspective.